Sunday, February 10, 2013

Valentine's Day Smores

I wanted something different this year for my students for Valentine's Day. I saw these HUGE marshmallows at Wal-Mart and sparked a great idea! Not to mention another blogger posted about it recently too. Sorry the picture won't turn!

So I bought the following things from Wal-Mart to create my special treat! 

Here it is in the cute heart bags that I got from Dollar Tree a few weeks ago! I am working on a label for it that says You Melt Our Hearts Valentine! There is a cute one already made on TpT but it is only for one teacher to give and I need something from two teachers. If you would like to check it out click here. It is a freebie too thanks to The 1st Grade Teacher!

I hope everyone has a great week! I know we have a SUPER busy one ahead for us at school this week! 

Saturday, February 9, 2013


 I am a few weeks behind but better late than never I guess. We did a space unit two weeks ago and it was a HUGE hit in our classroom. It always amazes me what information four and five year old children can learn about outer space.

1. We made constellations after reading stories and studying them in books. Here are my students creative constellations.

2. We identified and used shapes to create rockets. Sorry the picture is blurry!

3. We made our own pie pan planets and named them. Each student painted the bottom of a pie pan with his or her choice of colors and then named them.

We also tasted space food, wrote space words by looking through telescopes at stars, and many other exciting activities that I failed to take pictures of during the week. 

Friday, February 8, 2013

Five For Friday

I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for the Five for Friday recap of my week! Be sure to check out everyone's links as well. I always enjoy seeing how everyone has spent their week in education.


 1. Spiral Tubes

We added these tubes to our science center this week and they have been a huge hit. The students have enjoyed stretching, connecting, and creating various sculptures across the classroom floor.

2. Princess and The Pea - Number and Quantity

We were inspired by Mrs. Goff's Pre-K Tales and her picture on pinterest found here to enhance our fairy tale unit. We counted mattresses and put them on the bed and wrote the number of mattresses on the line. 

  3. Castle Building

We viewed castles from various places around the world. We identified the shapes used to build them. My students soared with the concept of castle building and let their creative juices flow. Two of my boys worked all of center time to build this castle. I loved the excitement on their faces with their finished product.

4. Capes and Crowns

 We used boys XL t-shirts and cut them out to make capes. The students used stamps to decorate their capes. We also glued hearts on a sentence strip upside down to make a crown. The students used foam squares as "jewels" to create an AB or ABC pattern on their crown. We wore these during center time and they had a blast!

 5. Favorite Book Character Day

On Friday we dressed up like our favorite book character. My students were great! I had knights, Peter Pan, Woody, The Big Bad Wolf, Pinkalicious, Ladybug, and many princesses. I dressed up like Mary Poppins since it has always been one of my favorite books and movies. I think I like the play on Broadway the best!

I am so glad it is Friday! I am looking forward to some rest! Have a great weekend!

Monday, February 4, 2013

February Made It

I am linking up with Tara at 4thgradefrolics for her monthly made it. Be sure to check out all of the great ideas others have posted!

Made It #1: Space Beginning Sound Cards

You can purchase these cards in my TpT store by clicking the picture above.

Made It # 2: Space Rhyming Cards

Made It #3: Alphabet and Number Heart Matching

I found these hearts at the dollar tree. I wrote a capital letter on one side of the box and a lowercase letter on the other side. I also did this with numbers and dots for quantity. I also cut out and laminated some great things from TpT. 
Have a great week!